Our God is a Creator Genius! In this video we see that even in creation we see one helping the other!
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up! (Ecclesiastes 4.9,10)
[Comic by Jason Love]
When I need a good dose of humor and a reality check as a counselor, I watch the movie “What About Bob?” Dr. Leo Marvin (played by Richard Dreyfuss) shows just how truly intoxicating the profession of counseling and how that professionalism can become a barrier to connecting with a client. I love Bob (played by Bill Murray).
Another blogger presented a thought-provoking view of what Bob was really searching for, but Dr. Marvin could not see beyond his blind professionalism.
Dysfunctional and imperfect community can be a greater source of healing than the professional and sterile relationship between the therapist (or pastor) and client.
When Bob Wiley first meets Dr. Leo Marvin, it’s in the sterile setting of his therapist’s office on the 44th floor. Dr. Marvin sits behind his monolithic desk with his symbols of success and identity surrounding him. But Bob is taken by Dr. Marvin as a person. He wants to talk, to hang out, to just be with Dr. Marvin. While Bob’s neuroses naturally drive people away, inwardly he hungers for fellowship.” –Jason Zahariades
Here are two movie clips showing Bob and Dr. Marvin’s first meeting. Enjoy!
[There is a little bit of language as Bob suffers from Tourette Syndrome most often associated with random outbursts of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks].
The next clip shows Dr. Marvin’s solution to Bob’s issues. Bob is delighted until he learns that the counselor he has come to quickly depend on and have confidence in is leaving on vacation!
I love this family . . .
The Goops (not their real name)
The Goops they lick their fingers
And the Goops they lick their knives:
They spill their broth on the tablecloth
Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
The Goops they talk while eating,
And loud and fast they chew;
And that is why I’m glad that I
Am not a Goop, are you?
(by Gellette Burgess)
Cartoon by Gary Larson of The Far Side
If you are looking for a bit of fun while waiting for water to boil, the cows to come home, your ship to come in – here’s an entertaining test (only 10 simple questions) “given by the Human Relations Dept at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get a better insight concerning their employees and potential employees.”
Human Relations Test
Grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of your letter answers.
1. When do you feel your best?
(a) in the morning
(b) during the afternoon & early evening
(c) late at night
2. You usually walk
(a) fairly fast, with long steps
(b) fairly fast, with short, quick steps
(c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
(d) less fast, head down
(e) very slowly
3. When talking to people you
(a) stand with your arms folded
(b) have your hands clasped
(c) have one or both your hands on your hips
(d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
(e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your
4. When relaxing, you sit with
(a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by
(b) your legs crossed
(c) your legs stretched out or straight
(d) one leg curled under you
5. When something really amuses you, you react with
(a) a big, appreciative laugh
(b) a laugh, but not a loud one
(c) a quiet chuckle
(d) a sheepish smile
6. When you go to a party or social gathering you..
(a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
(b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you
(c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay
7. You’re working very hard, concentrating hard, and you’re
interrupted. Do you..
(a) welcome the break
(b) feel extremely irritated
(c) vary between these two extremes
8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
(a) red or orange
(c) yellow or light blue
(e) dark blue or purple
(g) brown or gray
9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments
before going to sleep, you lie
(a) stretched out on your back
(b) stretched out face down on your stomach
(c) on your side, slightly curled
(d) with your head on one arm
(e) with your head under the covers
10. You often dream that you are
(b) fighting or struggling
(c) searching for something or somebody
(d) flying or floating
(e) you usually have dreamless sleep
(f) your dreams are always pleasant
1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1
Now add up the total number of points.
OVER 60 POINTS:
Others see you as someone they should “handle with care” You’re
seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others
may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don’t
always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with
51 TO 60 POINTS:
Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive
personality; a natural leader, who’s quick to make decisions,
though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and
adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who
takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your
company because of the excitement you radiate.
41 TO 50 POINTS:
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and
always interesting; someone who’s constantly in the center of
attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their
head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding;
someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out.
31 TO 40 POINTS:
Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They
see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest… Not a person
who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who’s
extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same
loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it
takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that
it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever
21 TO 30 POINTS:
Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very
cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It’d really
surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur
of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from
every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this
reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.
UNDER 21 POINTS:
People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who
needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the
decisions & who doesn’t want to get involved with anyone or
anything. They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that
don’t exist. Some people think you’re boring. Only those who know
you well know that you aren’t.